New podcast episode with Eliot Benzecrit on why contracts are enablers, not blockers

MLS Advantage member Sheildpay have a new episode of their podcast Shieldcast out now. Host Geoff Dunnett is joined by co-founder of Avvoka, Eliot Benzecrit. They discuss the importance of data in contracts, whether automation tools should aim to co-exist with Microsoft Word and how to achieve interoperability of legaltech platforms. Eliot Benzecrit is the Co-founder of […]


MLS response to online racial abuse of England Footballers

The Manchester Law Society strongly condemns the online racist abuse and racially aggravated damage targeted at Marcus Rashford MBE, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka which followed England’s defeat on Sunday evening.   Ahead of the UEFA EURO 2020 final, manager Gareth Southgate had said that the English National team is often a catalyst for bringing […]


Georgia attacks and Samuel Luiz

Having celebrated Pride Month in June, we’ve crashed hard to earth with two horrendous events occurring in the last week which have highlighted why Pride and allyship are more important now than ever before. Tbilisi Pride On Monday, the offices of Tbilisi Pride in Georgia were attacked by far right thugs who scaled a building […]


Shieldpay releases eBook – Transaction Management: Is technology taking over the deal?

Geoff Dunnett, Managing Director at Shieldpay, announces the release of Shieldpay’s first collaborative eBook, sharing insights from legal practitioners and technologists on the role of technology in the transaction management lifecycle. Shieldpay has collaborated with experts from across the legal industry to release an eBook discussing what the future may hold for the transaction management […]


Recovery in the Greater Manchester Crown Courts

His Honour Judge Nicholas Dean QC, His Honour Judge John Potter and His Honour Martin Judge Walsh have, for some time been working on a plan for “Recovery” in Greater Manchester. “Recovery” really refers to the elimination of the backlog of work caused by covid and some pre-covid factors, but in their view it is […]


Football’s coming home?

  Never mind about all this ‘working from home’, spare a thought for football. It’s not been truly home since 1966 – yet this summer, the Euro 2020 tournament may give us some hope. Document Direct have teamed up with The Cashroom, Lockton, Matrix247 and LegalRSS to create a fun charity challenge for us all. […]


Don’t miss Shieldpay’s new podcast episode with Anthony Rose of SeedLegal

MLS Advantage member Sheildpay have a fascinating new episode of their podcast Shieldcast out now. Host Geoff Dunnett is joined by SeedLegals Founder and CEO, Anthony Rose, to talk about his experiences co-founding and successfully growing a legaltech company (with no legal experience) and to discuss the standardisation of deals, covering: Why and how funding […]


FAO Civil Practitioners

A small working party, set up by HHJJ Bird and led by Richard Whitehall from Deans Court, has been formed to set the Manchester Civil Justice Centre’s approach and directions relating to large loss remote hearings in the future. Whilst this has a Northern Circuit focus, if you are not based in Manchester but have […]


MLS Advantage’s Docutech secures £7million contract with leading UK retailer

MLS Advantage partner Docutech Office Solutions, the Manchester-based document management system provider, has secured a £7million, three-year contract to supply a cost-saving digital infrastructure to a UK leading retailer. The company has developed Docuflo – a bespoke document management system – to optimize the retailer’s warehouse processes and manage its warehouse inventory. The software also underpins […]


CE Filing Webinar awareness session 12 and 13 May 2021

Are you a Professional Court User of the Business & Property Courts outside London? Do you want a bit more support and information on CE Filing? To support Professional Users in accessing Electronic Filing, The CE File project team have kindly arranged for two free online tutorial events at 10.00 am on the 12th and 13th May, […]